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How to resize Windows 2003 boot partition without data loss?

Low disk space on Windows 2003 Server

After running Windows Server 2003 for a period of time, you may find there is not enough free space in the boot partition and Windows pop up an alert to clean up the disk like below:

Windows 2003 low disk space

After trying this utility, you may find that it is useless, as it can only free up several MB space. Even if you can solve this problem temporally, this alert will pop up shortly. What a troublesome problem. Windows runs extremely slow if there is litter free space, you cannot install any updates or other applications. System even crash if there is no free space, so you need to resize Windows 2003 boot partition as soon as possible.

How to resize Windows 2003 boot partition?

For most Windows Server users, resizing Windows Server partition is not an easy work to do but a hard task, which makes most of the people turn help from the professionals. In fact, it is very easy to resize partition on Windows 2003 Server, and you can resize the partition with Partition Magic Server software by yourself, you just need to drag and move the partitions to resize, all operations can be previewed and cancelled. The aim is to gather free space from other data partition for the system boot partition.

Which tool to resize Windows 2003 system boot partition?

Many users like to search "Partition Magic Server", as Partition Magic is so famous, people want to use Partition Magic on Windows Server, but in fact, there is no Partition Magic Server edition and Partition Magic is no longer for selling, too. Fortunately, there are Partition Magic Server alternatives, for example, Partition Magic Server, Partition Assistant Server, etc. Please refer to the Comparison of these Server partition resizers.

In technical forums, many professionals recommend Partition Magic Server. Based on the enhanced data protection technology and copy wizard built in Partition Magic Server Edition, it is highly recommended with its excellent advantages while resizing Windows server partitions. Besides, It is able to extend NTFS system partition without reboot to maximize the server performance and minimize the downtime of the server. That is to say, if your Server system partition is NTFS, you can resize Server partition without downtime.

Step by step to resize system boot partition on Windows 2003 Server

Step 1, Launch Partition Magic Server, you'll see all disks and partitions that connected to your Server and free space, used space and other properties of each partition.

Resize boot partition

Right-click the data partition and select "Resize", in the pop-up window, drag the left border rightwards to shrink it.

Shrink data partition

There will be some Unallocated space behind the system partition.

Unallocated space created

Step 2, Right-click the system partition and select "Resize", in the pop-up window, drag the right border rightwards to hold the Unallocated space.

Extend system boot partition

Click "Apply" to proceed, done.

Partition resized

Now you have a "new" Server that can be used for a long time again.

Benefits of Partition Magic Server

  • Enhanced data protection technology helps you merge, resize partition without data loss, even when power off or hardware problem occurred.
  • Hot Resize feature helps you extend NTFS partition without reboot to suspend Server running.
  • Disk/Partition Copy feature helps you backup or migrate data without reinstalling Windows.
  • Changes made on partitions can be previewed before applying to the hard disk.
  • With user-friendly interface, no professional assistance or experience in using Partition Magic required.
  • Support Windows Server 2008/2003/2000 32 and 64 bit OS.
  • 30-day Money Back Guarantee, purchase useful software without worries behind.
  • More feature and benefits of Partition Magic Server...

Video Tutorials How to Resize, merge partitions

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